Let's face it...sometimes the daily grind of even an amazing job can get the best of us. Most of the time a few days off or a trip somewhere tropical usual resolves this issue and we return to work rejuvenated and newly motivated! However, how do we tell the difference between just needing a few days off and needing to find a brand new job? While there is no sure-fire way to tell, here are some signs that you may be ready to move on to greener pastures.
Okay...So let's face it, we may love...errr.. like our jobs but sometimes stress at work is something that's unavoidable! Maybe it is a short-lived moment of problem-solving a solution or a 6-month long project that is making you feel the pressure; either way, it's always good to know how to deal with stress when it hits you. Did you know that when we are stressed our body actually focuses our energy and blood AWAY from the brain? Really, the more stressed we are, the less effective we are at actually doing our jobs! (A solid reason to ask for more vacation days I'd say!)
But in all seriousness, while it may not be possible to completely rid yourself of stress while at work, here are some simple strategies you can use to give yourself a little relief.
So the time has come to get a new job or to get a job for the first time, and you are feeling a little rusty or maybe even a little unsure of how to make it through the dreaded interview (cue impending doom music). The good news is the interview does not have to be a scary situation and can actually be a great opportunity to learn more about a job to see if it is a good fit for you, as well as give you some practice talking up your strengths. Here are a few helpful hints to make sure you knock the interview out of the park.